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The Resource Speaking of Spain : the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world, Antonio Feros

Speaking of Spain : the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world, Antonio Feros

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Speaking of Spain : the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world
Title
Speaking of Spain
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the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world
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Antonio Feros
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eng
Summary
Momentous changes swept Spain in the fifteenth century. A royal marriage united Castile and Aragon, its two largest kingdoms. The last Muslim emirate on the Iberian Peninsula fell to Spanish Catholic armies. And conquests in the Americas were turning Spain into a great empire. Yet few in this period of flourishing Spanish power could define "Spain" concretely, or say with any confidence who were Spaniards and who were not. Speaking of Spain offers an analysis of the cultural and political forces that transformed Spain's diverse peoples and polities into a unified nation. Antonio Feros traces evolving ideas of Spanish nationhood and Spanishness in the discourses of educated elites, who debated whether the union of Spain's kingdoms created a single fatherland (patria) or whether Spain remained a dynastic monarchy comprised of separate nations. If a unified Spain was emerging, was it a pluralistic nation, or did "Spain" represent the imposition of the dominant Castilian culture over the rest? The presence of large communities of individuals with Muslim and Jewish ancestors and the colonization of the New World brought issues of race to the fore as well. A nascent civic concept of Spanish identity clashed with a racialist understanding that Spaniards were necessarily of pure blood and "white," unlike converted Jews and Muslims, Amerindians and Africans. Gradually Spaniards settled the most intractable of these disputes. By the time the liberal Constitution of Cádiz (1812) was ratified, consensus held that almost all people born in Spain's territories, whatever their ethnicity, were Spanish.--
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Feros, Antonio,
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Spain.
  • National characteristics, Spanish
  • Nationalism
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Racism
  • Spain
  • Cultural pluralism
  • National characteristics, Spanish
  • Nationalism
  • Racism
  • Spanish colonies
  • America
  • Spain
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Speaking of Spain : the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world, Antonio Feros
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Spains -- Spaniards -- The others within -- The others without -- A new Spain, a new Spaniard -- Race and empire -- From empire to nation
Control code
959648811
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780674045514
Lccn
2016050810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959648811
Label
Speaking of Spain : the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world, Antonio Feros
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spains -- Spaniards -- The others within -- The others without -- A new Spain, a new Spaniard -- Race and empire -- From empire to nation
Control code
959648811
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780674045514
Lccn
2016050810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959648811

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